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of federal government for downloading too many articles, some of which were free, he was a target because the state wanted to make an example of someone who powerful questioned authority. here's aaron explaining his activism in 2010. >> i feel, you know, very strongly that it's not enough to just live in the world as it is, to just kind of take what you're given and, you know, follow the things that adults told you to do and that, you know, your parents told you to do and that society tells you to do. i think you should always be questioning. i take this very scientific attitude that everything you've learned is provisional. it's always open to recantation or questioning. and i think the same applies to society. i felt growing up, you know, i slowly had this process of realizing that all the things around me that people had told me were just the natural way things were, the thing way things always would be, they weren't natural at all and they could be changed and more importantly, could be changed. >> aaron presents a unique threat to the government for being to do what most activists ca
really helps explain, at least in part, why the u.s. government is so reticent to help syrians. >> yes, right. >> because, as was pointed out during kerry's confirmation hearing for secretary of state this past week, you know, when john mccain said are we or are we not the friends of the syrian people? it was senator kerry who pointed out that, you know, this is a country not unlike many in the region that has so many dimensions to it, not the least of which is what happens, you know, once the various sectarian factions, sunni, shia, drews, et cetera, how do they play out? what happens with the kurds? where are the arms going? where is the money going? and in a way -- sorry, just to finish up the point. in a way this is the obliqueness phyllis is talking about. nobody is going to say look at what has happened with libya. they're not going to say that, obviously. but this is part of the lesson learning mission that soon-to-be secretary kerry is on and needs to be on in order to figure out how do we not be part of the problem anymore. >> that's absolutely right. it's libya we did interve
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